Sump pump stopped

Old 04-22-17, 11:56 AM
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Sump pump stopped

I"ve had a Simer 1/2 hp cast iron submersible sump pump for about 6 years. I noticed about 3 years ago it wasn't working. I didn't have time to mess with it until now. It stopped working I think within the warranty period, but that's up now.
It hasn't been in any heavy duty use since I've had it, and it seems to be a well built sturdy pump.
I'm not sure why there's a separate electrical cord for the pump and what appears to be the float switch - that plugs into the other one at then end.
Is there a way to bypass/check the float switch or otherwise check this thing?
Old 04-22-17, 11:59 AM
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That is a piggy back float.

You can plug the pump in directly without the float switch inline.
If the pump works.... the float is most likely bad and can be replaced separately.

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